Tickets for our most exclusive fundraising event of the year are now available, and we hope you will join us for this memorable event. Madeleine Thien was born in Vancouver, the daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants to Canada. Her most recent novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, about art, music and revolution in 20th century China, won the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Folio Prize. Her four books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. She is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.

The program for the evening will feature Margaret Atwood’s introduction of Madeleine Thien, Madeleine’s talk, a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs at Beach Grove in the club’s stately dining room,  and a live auction facilitated by Peter Hrastovec. Paul Vasey will be our animated M.C for the evening.  The auction is always a lively affair and no two years feature the same items, but there is always something unique donated by Ms Atwood. At the end of the evening, there will be book signings by Madeleine and Margaret. Books will be available for purchase on-site from the University of Windsor Bookstore. All proceeds from the dinner and the auction go directly towards supporting PIBO’s research on migration monitoring and our education program. Please join us at The Beach Grove Golf and Country Club on May 9th. Tickets are $150, and a portion of the ticket price is eligible for a tax deduction.  Reception is at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM. There will be complimentary wine at each table. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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